Pay attention to the little stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables in the supermarket. They tell us more than we think.
Would you pay more for a happier and better tasting chicken?
The following post is an excellent source for links to the discussion of healthy diets. It is a brief summary of what nutrition science “knows” at the present time.
For the complete discussion found in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (March, 2017), click HERE. It is a long article; however, it provides a lot of details on the latest recommendations about “healthy” diets and the research behind them. It can be read as a PDF.
Looks like “Sell By” dates will no longer appear on food products. Good idea since it was confusing and had little meaning.
The politics of pesticides has been a controversial topic for decades. It is not only the bee population at risk, but now it looks like our children may be at risk, too.
This is one reason for sticking to organic as suggested by the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen”. However, not all people can choose organic due to increased costs. Consequently, they may avoid choosing those fruits and vegetables entirely.
The headlines screamed “diet soda” but the studies also included some disturbing results from sugary drinks, too. There is an inexpensive, widely available, low calorie alternative – it is called water. In other words, the advice often given is “don’t drink your calories”.
There is no doubt that these studies require further research to establish reproducible results and to further elucidate on what is happening to the brain in the presence of natural and/or artificial sweeteners.
Again, there is the continuing debate over the safety of GMOs. The best approach is to be aware of the arguments and decide for yourself if you want to buy them. If you choose to avoid them, there is a link within the following article.